Melco Resorts & Entertainment, a developer, owner and operator of integrated resort facilities, held a topping out ceremony and unveiled the design concept for Studio City Phase 2, scheduled to be completed before end of December 2022. The Ceremony was hosted by Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, together with representatives from Melco to celebrate the new start of Studio City.
Designed by renowned international architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects, the US$ 1.3 billion Studio City Phase 2 complex further complements the integrated resort’s existing Phase 1, which features a modern interpretation of the bold geometries and craftsmanship of the Art Deco period. The new entertainment and leisure destination will offer one of Asia’s largest indoor & outdoor waterparks, a six-screen Cineplex comprising two regular houses and four VIP suites, as well as a MICE space.
Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said, “Melco has a strong track record of contributing to Macau’s ongoing development as a world center of leisure tourism. Studio City Phase 2 reaffirms our ongoing commitment to the city and contributes to reinforcing Macau’s non-gaming proposition in Asia and internationally. We are grateful for the support of the Central and Macau governments during the project construction.”
David Sisk, Chief Operating Officer of Macau Resorts, Melco, said, “Since opening in 2015, Studio City has become a destination landmark in Macau with its unique entertainment theme and experience. The extension project will complement our existing offering of ‘next-generation’ world-class entertainment and further enhance the distinctive Studio City experience.”
With a total gross floor area of approximately 250,000 square meters (nearly 2.7 million square feet), Studio City Phase 2 is located in the Cotai area of Macau, comprising two luxury hotel towers with 900 rooms and suites, a retail complex of over 21,000 square meters and gaming space of over 2,300 square meters. It has also been named winner of the ‘Regional Award, Asia’ at BREEAM Awards 2021 in recognition of its incorporation of sustainable building design, development and management. Studio City Phase 2 is progressing on track for completion before December 27, 2022.